Health & Safety Manager (Highways)

McGinley Support Services
£40000 - £45000/annum Bonus, Pension
12 Jul 2017
10 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
We have a new and exciting opportunity for a Health & Safety Manager working on Highways projects to join a dynamic team based in Darlington. You will join on a full time, permanent basis and will receive a highly competitive salary package with competitive bonus package.

About the role

You will be:

Challenging employees and business leaders so they put health and safety at the forefront of business planning to develop and sustain a high performing health and safety culture.

Acting as client representative with responsibility for developing robust, collaborative relationships with designers and contractors to ensure health and safety is at the forefront of all construction projects.

Collaborating widely to ensure that employees comply with safety legislation and safety policies and practices are followed to minimise reputational threats due to operational losses, occupational health problems, accidents and injuries.

Using knowledge of health and safety legislation to improve business awareness of the consequence of failure to act.

A member of the project team, responsible for the development of the project health and safety plan; developing the team's health and safety agenda; and providing functional input to team decisions

Practically supporting the assurance of health and safety design, construction, operations and maintenance objectives

Challenging the design to ensure designer duties are met

Timely implementation of health and safety risk profiling, planned assurance activities and reporting, to agreed standards and timescales

Implementation of programmes, plans and initiatives to develop leadership behaviours, worker and supply chain engagement and promote safety culture

Implementing initiatives, plans and strategies to support the alignment of supply chain partners etc with project and health and safety objectives

Collaborating widely to ensure that employees comply with safety legislation and safety policies and practices are followed to minimise loss


Membership of a recognised professional body

NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent in Health and Safety

A degree in a science or engineering discipline (Desirable)

Membership of a recognised engineering or safety professional body, e.g. CMIOSH

Auditor qualification (Desirable)

Recognised Incident Investigation qualification (Desirable)


Relationship and stakeholder management

Developing safety culture and behaviours

Health and safety legislation and industry knowledge and specifically the Construction (Design and
Management) Regulations 2015

Knowledge of the design, construct, operate and maintain asset lifecycle (Desirable)

Conducting risk assessments and identifying how risk can be minimised

Collaborating with principal designers, principal contractors and contractors to carry out operational risk assessments and minimise safety risks to parties affected by construction works

Leading collaborative interactions to plan, manage, monitor and coordinate health and safety issues and risks during design and construction phases

Developing and implementing safe operational procedures which identify and take account of all relevant hazards

Amending workplace practices so they remain safe and compliant with legislation

Contributing to the development of health and safety strategies and internal policy

Maintaining records of inspection findings and producing reports that inform improvements

Ensuring the proper recording of incidents and accidents and contributing to the investigation process in order to report on findings and inform decision-making (Desirable)

Advising on a range of specialist areas, e.g. fire regulations, first aid, hazardous substances, noise, and occupational health (Desirable)

Demonstrable experience of working in project teams to deliver design or construction project objectives

Technical Capabilities

Excellent written and spoken communication skills to explain health and safety processes to a wide range of people and to give presentations to groups

Negotiating skills to convince managers of the need to implement and maintain safety standards which may compromise the efficiency of the organisation operations

Patience and diplomacy to engender the required collaborative approach

Ability to understand and analyse complex information and present it simply and accurately

Maintaining a current knowledge of Construction (Design and Management) legislation and a working knowledge of all Health and Safety Executive legislation and any developments that may affect the business